The challenges of the last year have brought the issue of health and wellbeing to the forefront of all our lives like never before. As we navigate our way through this time we are reminded again and again of the importance of simple needs of good health, healthy environments, and the promotion of resilience.
Keep Well builds on the In This Together campaign which happened earlier in the year. Keep Well is focused on five main themes:
- Keeping Active
- Keeping Connected
- Switching Off
- Eating Well
- Minding Your Mood
Keeping active and being outdoors, even during the winter, is important to help physical and mental health and wellbeing.
Healthy Limerick is running a series of 5 free yoga classes in the People’s Park called Breathe & Stretch from 28 Sep - 26 Oct. To register, click here.
Or for upcoming events organised by Limerick Sports Partnership, click here. For information about walking routes in Limerick, click here.
A spotlight on Healthy Ireland at your Library, including online content which is available across all our public libraries, click here for more.
Keeping in Contact
Keeping in contact with people, addressing isolation, supporting volunteerism and initiatives that support person-to-person connection is important to our wellbeing.
Limerick COVID-19 Community Response dedicated helpline provides assistance to at risk members of the public in accessing non-emergency and non-medical supports and advice during the current public health emergency. Freephone: 1800 832 005 or Email: email@example.com.
Stay connected to your local library via Library eServices; books, audio books, newspapers, magazines, online training - all available free of charge.
Switching off and being creative or learning something new, getting back to nature and finding ways to relax can help our general wellbeing.
With a wealth of books for all ages and all interests available through the library, reading can be an excellent way to relax, escape, boost creative wellbeing or learn something new. Limerick Libraries are delighted to announce the launch of a new initiative, Limerick Reads, to highlight reading as an endless source of enjoyment and comfort and to celebrate some of the amazing authors in our midst. For more about Limerick Reads click here.
As part of the local creativity initiatives, our Library eServices training website, Universal Class, has a Crafts and Hobbies section with over 70 different courses for anyone looking to learn a new craft or skill.
By nourishing our bodies and minds, we can develop a better connection between the food we eat and how we feel and positively impact our physical and mental wellbeing.
Safefood's START campaign is encouraging parents to use the time they spend together as a family as a good opportunity to introduce healthy habits at home. The campaign asks parents to make the most of their family time by adding a healthy habit to their routine.
Healthy Ireland at your Library book list collections available at all branches include several books on healthy eating. Click here for more.
Managing Your Mood
Equips people with information on where to go if they need support.
Minding Your Wellbeing (Brought to you by HSE Health and Wellbeing) is an evidence-based programme which provides a unique opportunity for people to learn more about mindfulness, gratitude, self-care and resilience. Click here to find out more.
The Jigsaw Read Your Mind collection of books to support positive mental health are available at Limerick Libraries. Click here for more.
The Healthy Ireland At Your Library programme continues with a series of videos; Tips for Coping with Covid and Other Stressful Situations by Dr Daniel Flynn, HSE. Click here to find out more.